Be Patriot in True Sense
Mother’s day, father’s day, valentine’s day or independence day
All the important things are shrinking in particular one day
Writing poems, giving speeches, making posters and banners
Competitions, meetings, having snacks and the day is over.
Watching the patriotic movies and shedding a tear or two
Playing on mobiles patriotic hello tunes
Painting the screen savers with the colors of nation
Hoisting the flag and singing the national anthem
Showering the abuses on china and Pakistan
Filling the whole body with the colors of the flag of Hindustan.
Our patriotism has been concentrated in only few days
To show our patriotism, are these the only ways ?
No, this is not the patriotism.
Patriotism is the consistence sense of loyalty and respect
That is not reflected by just our words or ideas
but by our actions and interests.
Patriotism is not only sacrificing our life for the nation
It’s a broader term which is reflected by each of our action
We can truly be called patriot
by building a healthy, beautiful, rich, educated, crime free and ethical nation.
Whatever profession we are in
We should faithfully discharge our duties
Instead of talking about the love affairs of actors and actresses
We should keep an eye on political and social changes
and should stand against the wrong attitude and policies.
Be patriot in a true sense
Don’t make it mere a bookish word
Don’t do anything against national interest
And spread the glory of our nation in the whole world.
By Monika Jain ‘Panchi’
How is this poem about patriotism ? Feel free to tell via comments.